HCMC Dining Guide

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Off to Indonesia

I'm off to Indonesia early tomorrow morning for almost a month. After booking my flights for this trip ages ago I put off most of the actual planning until the last couple of weeks, when I belatedly realized it's the high season there and everything needs to be booked in advance. The past few days have featured intense Lonely Planet skimming, Agoda scanning and Googling. My first stop is Lombok, where I'll climb Mount Rinjani, the second-tallest volcano in the country at just over 12,000 feet, followed by getting dive certified in the Gili Islands. After that I had originally intended to head to Java for more volcano trekking, but after a relatively last-minute alteration I'm completely scrapping Java in favor of two weeks of motorbiking around Bali, hopefully with a bunch more diving and trekking along the way.

I'll be back in early October with plenty of pictures and surely some great stories. I won't be posting before then (not that I've been posting much anyway), but do please stay tuned! I swear I'm going to post more regularly once I'm back as well. Cheerio.
I hope my view of the Rinjani caldera is as good as this one.